Optimal statistical decisions for hospital report cards.

  title={Optimal statistical decisions for hospital report cards.},
  author={Peter C. Austin and Geoffrey M. Anderson},
  journal={Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making},
  volume={25 1},
PURPOSE Hospital report cards provide information designed to help patients and providers to make decisions. The purpose of this study was to place the design of hospital report cards into a decision-theoretic framework. The authors' objectives were 2-fold: 1st, to determine what the choice of significance level implies about the relative value of the different types of misclassifications that can arise. Second, to determine optimal significance levels for specific cost functions describing the… CONTINUE READING
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